Should restaurants keep an EpiPen on hand?

January 19, 2017

California has joined a growing number of states that allow restaurants and other businesses to take customer service to a new level: potentially saving a guest’s life.

The legislation in California, which went into effect on Jan. 1, allows businesses or other public entities to keep epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, on hand for emergency use. Thirty states across the country now have what are called “entity laws” allowing the practice, and similar bills have been proposed in six more states.

The injectors deliver shots of epinephrine that can stop severe allergic reactions to foods, which is the stuff